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The Decibel

Produced by The Globe and Mail | August 3, 2023

Western preconceived notions about bears being deadly have led to dire consequences for bears. But the relationship and safety around bears is different with Indigenous communities and wildlife conservation groups, which have long learned how to coexist with the big mammals.


We are joined by Joy SpearChief-Morris, a staff reporter with The Globe and Mail. She’s going to break down bear misconceptions and tell us how to respect bears when you encounter them.

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Bear Stories

Published via Soundcloud | April 7, 2023

Our experiences with bears are as individual as the people that encounter them. Explore the stories of bear encounters experienced by some of the people who contributed to this story.

Produced in part for master's research project for Carleton University Master of Journalism Program.


Mornings with Simi, 980 CKNW

Produced by 980 CKNW | July 18, 2023

"Are bears as dangerous as we think?" Joy SpearChief-Morris joins Simi Sara to talk about the preconceptions of grizzly bears in relation to her reporting for The Narwhal.


Midweek, CKCU 93.1 FM

Produced for Carleton University | October 5, 2022

Joy SpearChief-Morris reports from Parliament Hill on the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, speaking with youth and families.


Later, Joy interviews New Democratic Leader Jagmeet Singh about reconciliation in Canada.

Begins at 3:30


BBC News, Radio 4

Produced by BBC | July 24, 2022

Joy SpearChief-Morris speaks to host William Crawley, on the BBC News Radio 4 Sunday Program about the Papal Visit to Canada and what it will mean for Indigenous communities.

Interview begins at 22:49



Produced by Bell Media | February 21, 2022

Joy SpearChief-Morris is a guest on Etalk and talks with host Tyrone Edwards about being Black and Indigenous in  Canada for a special Black History Month segment.

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